The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Umar Ahmed Imam has congratulated the Government and People of Kogi State on the successful conclusion of this year’s Ramadan fast and celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.
In a Press Statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Yakubu Ali, the Speaker who also extended his Sallah greetings to his colleagues in the Assembly, thanked them for their commitment to peace in the Hallowed Chamber.
While soliciting for continuous peace and tranquility among them, he said it is only in unity that they could perform their function of representation, oversight duties and legislation for the development of the State. He acknowledged the critical and timely role played by the Kogi Parliamentarians, particularly, the 11-Man Peace Committee in the restoration of peace in the Assembly.
While congratulating the Muslim community for a successful Ramadan fast, he urged them to remain steadfast and be more prayerful even after the celebration to ensure that the State and the country at large survive its current socio-economic challenges.
The Speaker further said “Lessons of self restraint, sacrifice, piety and love imbibed from the month of Ramadan should further strengthen our resolve to live together at this critical period of rebuilding our state and ensuring that the Change we promised is delivered, and the lessons of the holy month of Ramadan must henceforth permeate all of our actions and deeds in such a way that each person must act as his brother’s keeper at all time”
He said though the State is facing some challenges, part of which was occasioned by the misrule of the past, there are very strong indications and sincere commitment that things will get better soon.
He therefore enjoined the people to go about the celebration in moderation, without doing anything that would affect the peaceful co-existence being enjoyed in the state.
He also tasked the Security agencies in the State to be proactive by ensuring that all measures are put in place to safeguard lives and property as people go about their celebrations.